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there must be near certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured. a tentative peace is extended in the east of ukraine as both the army and government to uphold a cease fire with reports of violations suffering surfacing throughout the week. barak obama gives in to pressure from washington hawks asking the senate to approve five hundred million dollars worth of aid just syrian rebels despite extremists taking advantage of previous deliveries. in a leaked recording poland's foreign ministry equates his own country to a submissive sex partner and was alliance with the u.s. as worthless on top.
of the world you're watching the weekly here on r t international good to have you with us i mean only. a truce brought relative calm to crane this week as both the army and government fighters in the east agreed to hold fire until monday sporadic attacks however still breaking out the cease fire plan involved a lot of diplomatic effort and was supported by key countries including russia reminder of a week long truce was declared in the east on friday that was followed by talks between kiev on the self-proclaimed republics for the first time since the conflict started the republic's value to recognize the ceasefire in the presence of russian and international monitors on wednesday the presidents of ukraine and russia as well as the french and german leaders discussed the peace process over the phone the same day the legal permission for the use of russia's military force in ukraine
if needed was counseled a lot of near putin's requests this friday the truce was extended for three more days with anti-government forces promising to abide by it the peace effort also so the monitors released after they were detained in the dinette screen while civilians tired of the military operation clearly support the political drive for stability. the good senator can only give but my the. last letters know that but i don't need to. begin to look for you right now when you know we don't actually look like you was. short on we were will. rise in the bush if i say yeah you miss him or if you know your day michigan you should think that given the national is a national pretty conservative provision what. do you contribute this is the lead his father age from the eastern ukrainian city of
slavyansk where the truce doesn't seem to be holding. we're encouraged to they started firing from the mountain with ukrainian troops they hit residential areas of the city it went on for forty five minutes i seen it all a couple photos on my phone the burned cars destroyed marketplace houses riddled with holes three people were killed and many more wounded and we haven't searched all the buildings yet. the ceasefire was breached by both sides several times throughout the week people in the city of kramatorsk claim their city was shelled and numerous occasions the village of us saw a spike of violence with one woman reportedly killed there and also in slovyansk a woman on her twenty six or so on perished in army shelling bottle city self-defense forces took control of the military control checkpoint on confirm reports claim the army then launched a counterattack but lost twenty of its own soldiers while shelling close to the
russian border so a checkpoint hit by a mortar shell hit hardest by the conflict are those who can't fend for themselves as artie's maria phenomena find out an orphanage caught right in the conflict so. these care home for abandoned special needs children on the outskirts of lugansk aims to be an oasis of calm and tranquility. children here have food toys but most importantly love. there are eight to six children they scare house all younger than three years old it's been a home and cozy home you have who are all of them that once war reached its walls it's no longer safe. mines and shells blend just a couple of kilometers away. and while the youngster had no concept of the danger for the adults it's a different story the son did it as
a lordship but i must admit it's so hard actually more than half our kids cannot move they are either too small or they have motor problems some have cerebral palsy they need special care and even if we want to evacuate them we need a very special place just like ours it's very hard to do that she was in atlanta as a mother herself tries to remain positive but it's no easy matter look no one can say how dangerous it becomes when they start firing here and internet compare saved and boss kids was launched to draw attention to this particular case as well as many all the orphanages and care homes that have suddenly found themselves on the front line and where the sounds of shelling and firing have increasingly replaced gentle lullabies. mission ocean r.t. lugansk in eastern ukraine writer on for a first surgery a trickle of h believes that ukrainian authorities are using the peace process to drag out
a war of attrition. it is pretty obvious that the ukrainian military and the regular army has no stomach for the fight and the fanatics from go. who are the backbone of the so-called national guard which is really the right sector dressed into regular national guard uniforms are not able to do the job so it is far better to grego the crises at the lower level of intensity of violence then to try and force the issue in a way that might indeed result in some dramatic bloodshed right now. members of a national guard squad have returned to kiev for a rally they are demanding an end to the truce on the resumption of the military operation you're looking at are the latest pictures from ukraine's capital the crowd is currently in independence square which saw bloody anti-government protesters earlier this year. fleeing from the conflict in the easter tens
of thousands of ukrainian refugees the u.n. estimates over one hundred thousand have crossed the border with russia since the beginning of the military operation but the u.s. has once again expressed dives about those numbers saying the source is not credible since the start of two thousand and fourteen one hundred and ten thousand ukrainians have arrived in russia we just have seen no evidence to support that we don't believe they're credible we're watching we just don't think that the hundreds of thousands number is credible we don't have anything to cooperate at but this is the u.n. this isn't the russians this is the united nations and there's this is an agency telling you guys give millions and millions of dollars to in there now well we don't have anything to back up that number matt. coming up a look at the deal less firmly realigned ukraine towards europe still no end in sight for the conflict in the east one which washington accuses russia of falling but as reported later america's sanctions plans are letting us not get home.
poland's foreign minister has been secretly taped comparing his country's relationship with the us to a sexual act according to a leaked by a polish online magazine sikorsky believes this country is essentially pleasing america with little in return which according to him makes warsaw a subservient partner in fact t.c. as it gets worse not only is the alliance with america worthless but it is eliminated poland's biggest neighbors russia and germany moscow was somewhat sympathetic to his comments though saying the cross language was most likely a response to similar hurtful comments made by the us deputy secretary of state so that would be great i think to help blew this thing and have the u.n. help glue it and you know the e.u. but it's not just the u.s. the polish foreign minister is less than satisfied with sikorsky pulled no punches
when talking about the u.k. prime minister's dealings with the euro skeptics suggesting david cameron bothered to pressure and went soft when he should have stayed hard as if that wasn't enough of course he went on to remember other times he believes cameron misfired politically saying he's not likely to change needless to say the embarrassingly frank diplomatic conversations caused quite a stir here's what some of the commentators we spoke to our city. let me start which is obvious far for everyone here in poland for most of the analysts as does the voice. by most of the population here actually it raises other troubling questions about the judgment of a man who is after all his country's chief diplomatic representative who aspires to be the chief diplomatic representative of the entire european union and the governments he has been so scathing about the governments of britain and the united states are the very countries which have supported him throughout his career into
which he owes so much i think it shows that there is a real awareness among the circles of power in poland as to what the relationship with the united states has really brought them which is nothing more news coming right up including the hidden danger thoughts of migrants trying to reach israel through the sinai desert on aware of the kidnapping gangs lying in wait. also as fears persist in the u.k. over an influx of rimini and bulgarian migrants some britons have chosen to buck the trend and settle in east. syrian rebels could soon benefit from some half a billion dollars the u.s. plans to splash on their equipment and training following months of pressure from washington was hawks president obama asked congress to approve that massive aid to the anti assad fighters just a year ago washington gave the green light for lethal aid to reach so-called moderate rebels but that later ended up in the hands of jihadists anyway and
america was forced to suspend the it whoever earlier this month america admitted it's been covertly sending actual weapons to the opposition war campaign or brian becker once the us has not learned by its own mistakes. the united states appears to have a schizo front of foreign policy there they're saying they demand unity in iraq behind the central government which is fighting what they call islamic extremist from isa's i mean at the same time they're funding these same to arm groups in syria to take down an independent nationalist and sovereign government in syria what the u.s. is doing and has been doing this finally in money guns and more occupation tools in a region that it considers to be vital because it's resource rich that's about it iraq has learned the hard way how usaid come to use for all the wrong reasons right now some american hardware including several humvees are being used by extremists there the equipment was captured after the how this took control of iraqi army warehouses the extremists are continuing their advance on baghdad with fierce
fighting around fifty kilometers from the capital. but also the strobing evidence as to who is being forced to join the militants ranks as you can see in this video boys on with automatic rifles are traveling in an isis convoy some children are also reportedly being used snipers by august and all equates to iraq being pushed to the brink reports. despite the chaos spreading across the country and eerie calm in the kurdish capital the city is just sixty kilometers from the isis front line but a downtown air bill it was business as usual kurdistan has often felt like a separate country altogether even at the height of iraq's most of the violence and bloodiest moments now but the current crisis stretching the country to peace says it's closer than ever to becoming one kurdish soldiers are now in control of territory that used to be disputed but no one here seems to think that your hardest would dare march on them. but i have full faith in the forces the one let anything
happen. for some the prospect of a divided a rock was a welcome one do you think that iraq war made of one country as we know what's happened this crisis maybe we should maybe that iraq will have to be divided will have area and the sunnis and shias will have there is no one in kurdistan as more and we have oil we have a strong army. they may help or oil but fuel is running scarce for days now iraqi forces battled with isis for control of the country's largest oil refinery this is one of the first things you notice here in our build these massive gas lines some of the cars have been here for hours since the morning many people in fact camped out overnight to try to get online so they can get gas frustrated residents line up to get their share authorities have limited each individual to thirty leaders that's less than what it takes to fill two tanks the
people we've spoken to said there haven't been lines like this for fuel since the outbreak of the u.s. led invasion back in two thousand and three and although there are shortages here in erbil parts of northern iraq have run out of gas even on the black market and so people are stocking up they say that they don't know what the ring the fear is that if you get a lot worse before it gets better that's a sentiment we heard from many here and it's not just a nice fleeing the violence we encountered shia refugees to talk to the job or came here six days ago from baghdad in baghdad the situation has gone from bad to worse people are arming themselves and getting ready to fight one another all you see the future is bloodshed and violence if something doesn't change iraq will be a country of new phones and we do see caffein of erbil iraq more news coming up after a short break. there's
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a little tentative angles stories. you hear. that troy all teach spanish find out more visit i don't. ukraine finally signed a trade agreement with the e.u. this week the failure of the country's previous leader to do so is what sparked the ukrainian crisis leading to the current civil conflict where of a new leader and says this is just the first step of closer ties with europe we see that. ukraine as a european country under the forty nine article will have an opportunity cost for the membership perspective this is a very important cabinet for ukraine and to a couple. a financial each alan shearer still doesn't appear to be quite ready for ukraine the u.s commissioner for enlargement has said kiev still needs to prove its
european credentials and knocked reforms the block's energy commissioner has warned the be a lie for greece is peanuts compared to what will be needed to save kiev's economy the president of the european commission sees the e.u. is simply not ready to welcome ukraine right now and not sentiment is also echoed by the foreign minister of europe's power heise germany which comes as no surprise to financial experts patrick young ukraine which last year was in a catastrophic position how that signed a free trade association this year is going to associate with the european union out the point when it's on the brink already of economic disaster this is a cop a strong move for the ukrainian economy the only winners either this or a few sadly deluded egos whether they're in brussels whether they're in washington who believe somehow or other they've achieved a great geo political victory for the people of ukraine there are no jobs to be hired here there's only going to be job losses. from the i'd said washington's been
blaming russia for finding the conflict in ukraine and threatening sanctions on less that stops but america's plans are facing staunch opposition from western businesses this is why russia being an emerging market with a growing income has been quite attractive for u.s. companies the possibility of being cut off from the market is making american business bosses nervous but just who is involved in russia well boeing by nearly a third of its titanium here the country is also one of the fastest growing markets for pepsi cola u.s. car manufacturers also have a huge interest in the russian market with general motors and ford selling tens of thousands of ficos here last year the chamber of commerce on the national association of manufacturers have launched an ad campaign to explain just why new sanctions will backfire they say it will leave u.s. companies scrambling to keep up with firms from other countries earlier we spoke to the president of the franco russian chamber of commerce and industry it should have
been because they actually. put it to me such as to why no. talking about economy could sanctions so we need two ways over but. they shouldn't do it to the again they should use diplomacy to do so do you put me in the place he's using you know taking him to host the g.'s but companies where the u.s. . french company is something which isn't acceptable for us what the sanctions are doing is isolating the united states' economy and instead of isolating russia they were meant to isolate russia but given the trend of world trade for all of the exports that russia has in sort of twelve states they're actually doing in isolating the united states it's a very strange business logic it doesn't make sense logically so it has to be a political. for thought reasons of israel buying refugees from africa the search
for a better life ends up in torture camps they fall into the hands of ruthless smuggling gangs who demand money for their hostages the migrant flow through sinai is very intense up to three thousand people per month coming from the east african state of alone the human traffickers are reportedly there to apply torture even mutilation rape on psychological pressure against their captives if the families refuse to pay the ransom that claim the hostages are executed more than four thousand people are estimated to have been killed since two thousand and eight and around the thousand are thought to be in captivity right despite the eritrean president calling for an investigation the local authorities have turned a blind eye to the kidnappings israel's prime minister wants even described the refugees as infiltrators estefan us is a swedish eritrean journalist and activist trying to raise awareness of by the victims of torture by putting their plight on the big screen.
in. the mission. to listen to. the american plastic bags dropping it in their bags this is. iran estefan a stressed in the interview to r.t. that she believes there's a big difference in the way captives are treated depending on their nationality. i have seen kids children that are two years old being tortured the torture is it's not any other tortured like you see horror movie or something it's where people are tortured twenty four hours a day last year in norway gentlewoman was kidnapped in the same area and it took about a week for her to be released americans getting kidnapped in the sinai. it took
only twenty four hours to release them so this happens all quite often to westerners as well but they're out with days and they don't get to experience the torture as a free country. it has to do with race. you can watch the full interview recorded for in the now with a nice in our way on our website r.t. dot com. politicians in the u.k. have been signing the alarm over the influx of immigrants from romania and bulgaria after brussels lifted employment restrictions this year but latest figures show that number working in britain has actually dropped since then meanwhile it appears many britons seeking better opportunities have chosen to leave the you can settle down in romania as r.t.c. or piskun off reports. michael is british but spent most of his life outside the u.k. his father works in the military and the family is doing its fair share of globetrotting but it's in romania where mike decided to settle down and open
a board he's been running for five years now i love the opportunity salad my life and my test still the nightlife and i like to party and it's one of the reasons why i went into this business i love the people of the climates the culture. you know and the medium seem more than welcoming since the beginning of this year they have been able to travel and work all over the e.u. some british deputies were immigrants could start flooding in even suggested running a scare campaign to put them off coming to the u.k. there are many and press saw the letter side of the situation and started campaigning for british citizens to move here and work instead since romania's accession to the e.u. in two thousand and seven brits no longer have to register when they moved here so it's hard to say the exact number of them living here but according to the british embassy it's somewhere between three and four thousand and so have you would mean a business out of helping other newcomers to get started in this country. another british ex-pat who left the u.k. eight years ago after his eighty company went bankrupt he makes
a living here by helping other experts register firms finding staff by property and offers other help before and business men may need when setting up shop rumania has a long long way to go. it could be perceived as. type country for a guy like myself yes i would recommend anyone to come here romania is far from the wealthiest of the e.u. states in fact with the average salary of less than four hundred per month it's one of the poorest but to the surprise of many word of a mass exodus of romanians to the rest of the e.u. this country has actually given thousands of westerners opportunities they couldn't find at home. thoughts are your news looks at this hour coming up next an hour to international it's technology update time to stay with us.
some people say freedom isn't free and they're right in fact freedom may only cost the price of a bottle of water or an old t. shirt fans celebrating the recent victory of the l.a. kings noticed that they were not alone what was believed to be a police drove us flying over them filming them i thought of moral contempt for drones or just for the hell of it the crowd began to throw random objects at it until it was brought down i think this event makes two very big points firstly a lot of the surveillance state is not that hard to stop i mean there are satellite photos being taken of us all the time and n.s.a. spying on a communications but any camera or other device than throwing distance of a brick is at the mercy of us ninety nine percent and secondly generally if a crowd of people does something few ever get punished i mean if this drone was actually a police drone would they try to lock up the entire crowd for breaking it no they
wouldn't and they couldn't for some reason if one person commits an act of civil disobedience they are in ford but if a crowd does that they generally get away with it so if you're going to defend your right to privacy from drones bring fifty guys with you and everything will work out just fine but that's just my opinion. on the welcome to worlds apart for years the west sold the so-called collatz
revolutions as a means to democratize the post soviet space are the current events in the ukraine of the bloodshed and divisions they've already produced likely to change that well to discuss that i'm now joined by timothy calls and a professor of government and russian studies at harvard university professor called and thank you very much for being here on the show the western media have so far avoided assigning any color it's of the events in ukraine and i wonder why do you think that it's i think because the just in some selves i'm not assigned the color that you're right there is no color assigned to it i think it's probably too late it's a revolution without a name. but isn't that also an attempt to mask the fact that the colored revolution has already been attempted in ukraine and unfortunately the supposedly pro democratic forces that already came to power a couple of years ago they failed to produce a lasting democratic change in that country yes your and revolution. was a great disappointment and this may explain the fact that you know some of the same
forces tried it a second time i don't know that it explains why they didn't decide it a color the assignment of colors is largely an accident i think it reflects associations often with flowers of one kind or another this happened in the winter maybe it wasn't so obvious but then case you're right it's it is a sort of unnamed. but i mean the fact that they were called colored revolutions also how to explain to at least western audience that you know the events in georgia ukraine noted later kurdistan were sort of one of the same while it may or may not be the case i wonder if you see what is happening in ukraine now is a continuation of that same trend that began back in the early two thousand well. i think so it's that it's. largely the same sort of phenomenon that has it's it's protests very often in the past the. provocation or the trigger for the event was
a disputed election so this was the case of course in ukraine in two thousand and four this time that was not an election there was no election on the horizon it was going to be another year year and a half before the coach had to. seek reelection that was as we all know the decision of his government not to sign the association agreement with the e.u. so there was a trigger it was a different one this time to produce an outpouring on the streets of the capital city and then what's really different though is that this took part a violent turn it's different at least for. ukraine and cared here to stun had to violent. revolutions or overthrows the second one of which doesn't have a name either actually the overthrow but here in two thousand and twenty ten his doesn't have a name now in the west there is uprising so i usually pre-trained as people struggling for democracy and you mentioned the political trigger that that is.